At last, premiere week is upon us. I know I speak for all TV fanatics when I sigh “finally,” with enormous relief and joy. But within that elation is a tiny little problem: a minor sense of overload, particularly on Mondays and Thursdays. What to watch? What to DVR? What to plow through that night, and what to save for quality couch time down the road? And what — gasp! — to wait for on DVD?
It all comes down to what you want to do with the TV show (and how averse to spoilers you are). Savor every single scene? I’ll probably save it for another night. Chitchat about it with my besties? I’ll watch it immediately. Devour every scrap of crazy Internet analysis and ephemera? That’s the golden candidate for time-shifting: It gives the buzzing hivemind a solid headstart, so the second I’m done watching, I can gaze upon all kinds of goodness. (For example, by the time I was done with Mad Men last night, this was already making the rounds. It brought me much joy.)
Lay it on me, PopWatchers. How do you decided what to watch and when?